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Dog owners ready to unleash anger over tough new council beach policy An old-fashioned birthday with cake Hurling manager honoured by county

DOG owners across Dublin intend to bite back after local authorities embarked on a new get-tough policy on unleashed pets on beaches.

Liz Neligan, who is leading a campaign against the new restrictions, said that most dog owners were unaware that bye-laws exist in several county councils, prohibiting dogs from being exercised off a lead on all bathing beaches and most parklands under their control.

A petition, 'Dogs Unleashed', has been set up and can be signed by going to www.petitiononline.ie

An old-fashioned birthday with cake

THE eighth birthday of the We're Old Fashioned show with Honor Heffernan and Jim Doherty is celebrated in the John Field Room of the NCH next Tuesday at 8pm. The programme includes the best of Kern, Berlin, Porter, and Gershwin. Bookings are on (01) 417 0000 or at www.nch.ie.

Hurling manager honoured by county

LAST year's Tipperary senior hurling team manager, Liam Sheedy, has been voted "Tipperary Person of the Year" by the Tipperary Association in Dublin.

Sheedy, who led Tipp to victory in last year's All-Ireland final, will receive his award later this year.

Sunday Independent